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Saylon, Kyle Zandrex A.

Preliminary Detailed Outline
I. Thesis Statement: Generalized Anxiety Disorder in adolescents is
pernicious because like a plague, it haunts, then gradually kills the mind
of children or adolescents especially if its not immediately treated.

a. Supporting Statement: If left untreated, the disorder may be chronic

and predicative of adulthood anxiety and depression.
i. Statement #1: Millions of adult Americans suffer from GAD
which most often begin from childhood or adolescence.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (c. 2015)
Anxiety Disorders: Facts and Statistics (c. 2014)
Depression (2015)

ii. Statement #2: There are many factors that contribute to anxiety
and depression of young people. If left untreated, they can lead
to underachieving at study or work, alcohol and drugs, and an
increased risk of suicide.
Anxiety and depression in young people (no date/year
Untreated depression (2015)
Orenstein (c. 2012)

iii. Statement #3: GAD was found to be in comorbidity with other

psychological disorders especially with major depressive
Delisio (2006)
Rouillon (2004)
Carter, Wittchen, Phiter, Kessler (2001)

Preliminary List of Sources

Generalized Anxiety Disorder. (c. 2015). Retrieved from

Anxiety Disorders: Facts and Statistics. (c. 2014) Retrieved from


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health,

National Institute of Mental Health. (2015). Depression (NIH Publication no.
15-3561). Bethesda, MD: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Anxiety and Depression in Young People. Retrieved from

Untreated Depression. (c. 2015). Retrieved from
Orenstein, B.W. (c. 2012). What if Depression Goes untreated?. Retrieved from

Delisio, K. (2006). Generalized Anxiety Disorder: What is it? What pharmaceutical

methods are used to treat it, and to which is the most efficacy attributed?.
Retrieved from http://healthpsych.psy.vanderbilt.edu/gad.htm

Rouillon, Frederic (2004). Long-Term Therapy of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

European Psychiatry, 19, 96-101. Retrieved from

Carter, R.M., Wittchen H.U., Phister, H., Kessler R.C. (2001). Study on the One-Year
Prevalence of Sub-Threshold and Threshold DSM-IV Generalized Anxiety
Disorder in a Nationally Representative Sample. Depress Anxiety, 13, 78-88.
Retrieved from http://healthpsych.psy.vanderbilt.edu/gad.htm